California’s ongoing drought recently prompted the first statewide mandatory water use reduction there, and it’s likely that water restrictions will be imposed in other areas of the country that are experiencing unusually dry conditions. You can still grow vegetables — even during water restrictions — if you plan, plant and tend plants wisely. And drought or no drought, it always makes sense to conserve this precious resource. Here are twelve tips for healthy, water-wise vegetables.
12. Grow plants in self-watering containers. Keep the reservoir filled and plants will get a steady supply of moisture from below, reducing loss through evaporation.